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2003-09-12 Supporting legacy 5V SIM cards with the ADP3408 and ADP3522
This application note outlines several possible configurations and the problems in supporting legacy 5V SIM cards in GSM handsets using the ADP3408 and ADP3522 power management ICs, and then describes a circuit that overcomes these issues.
2007-02-13 Spansion drafts MirrorBit HD-SIM roadmap
Spansion Inc. unveiled product roadmaps for its MirrorBit HD-SIM family, which will include both single-chip and dual-chip offerings, featuring a range of storage capacity from 4Mbyte to 1GBytes
2007-11-20 Security MCUs boost functions of SIM cards
Infineon Technologies has unveiled its new product family of security MCUs specifically designed for use in SIM cards.
2007-04-25 Secure MCUs roll for 2.5G, 3G mobile SIM cards
STMicroelectronics has introduced two new secure MCUs designed for high-volume 2.5G and 3G mobile-phone SIM cards.
2002-12-23 Samsung smart cards obtain security certification
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has received an EAL4+ level Common Criteria (CC) certification for its smart card with crypto functions.
2008-07-10 Samsung designs 90nm smart card for SIM, mobile TV
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd announced its 90nm smart card IC with high data storage capacity for subscriber identity module cards and mobile TV applications
2010-11-04 Quad-SIM solution allows 4 cards to run on standby
Spreadtrum adds quad-SIM chip to portfolio after producing first dual- and triple-SIM solutions
2010-11-26 Protect SIM cards from EMI, ESD
Know the various devices to protect (U)SIM interfaces from ESD discharges and EMI interference
2009-11-11 Processor manages SIM data for M2M apps
A non-proprietary processor architecture and high-density low-power embedded-flash memory enable machines to connect to cellular networks.
2011-02-15 NXP, Oberthur agreement puts Mifare into SIM cards
NXP Semiconductors NV and Oberthur Technologies have signed a Mifare licensing agreement that will put the contactless smart card technology into SIM cards, boosting the adoption of NFC-enabled phones.
2012-11-08 NFC booster chip to fit into SIM form factor
The PicoPulse NFC RF front-end booster chip will enable manufactures to fit all components of an NFC card emulation and peer-to-peer mode solution into a standard SIM form factor
2010-10-07 Next-generation UICC SIM card bridge IC enables secure data transfers
Atmel Corp. announced the availability of the Atmel AT73C260 IC, designed to bridge the host and USB UICC. The Atmel AT73C260 IC is for both existing and next-generation cell phone chipsets, supporting the latest SIM standard or the UICC Multimedia SIM
2004-04-16 Linear Tech IC provides 1.8V, 3V SIM power
Linear Tech's LTC4557 dual SIM/Smart card power supply and level translator provides power and level shifting for 2.5-, 3G wireless apps
2007-11-15 Infineon-Intel team eyes high-density SIM cards
Infineon Technologies and Intel are working together for the development of optimized chip solutions for high-density SIM cards.
2008-11-05 Infineon, Micron see beyond 128Mbyte HD-SIM cards
Infineon and Micron are teaming up for the development of high-density subscriber identity module (HD-SIM) cards reaching beyond 128Mbyte.
2010-01-08 Gov't, healthcare sectors boost contactless smart cards
IMS Research’s new report on Smart Cards & Smart Card ICs forecasts that the number of contactless smart cards shipping per annum will break the one billion mark in 2014
2007-08-24 Gemalto, NXP team on SIM-based NFC solutions
NXP and smart card provider Gemalto will jointly develop NFC solutions based on SIM cards.
2006-08-29 G&D to set up SIM card production in India
Giesecke & Devrient is readying a production facility in India to support the country's booming market with SIM cards for mobile communications and with payment cards.
2004-04-12 Flash cards seek a slot in mobile expansion bid
As the mobile industry gears up for multimedia applications on cellphones, service providers, and handset makers are scrapping over the best format for handset memory expansion to accommodate the new apps.
2008-04-29 Emerging markets boost global SIM card sales
Global SIM card shipments grew 28 percent, with the total market available reaching 2.7 billion in 2007, up from 1.9 billion in the prior year, according to the perimeter note of SIMalliance
2007-10-16 Dual-level LDO simplifies programming of eFUSE, SIM cards
TI has introduced a dual-level 200mA LDO linear regulator with simple dynamic voltage scaling in a tiny, five-ball chip-scale package, a first of its kind according to the company.
2007-02-16 Dual SIM/Smart card power supply suits 3G apps
Linear Technology has announced a dual SIM and Smart Card power supply IC with level translator that's suitable for GSM, TD-SCDMA and other 3G+ wireless applications that interface with either a 1.8V or 3V SIM or Smart Card
2008-02-12 China Mobile picks Gemalto for multimedia SIM deployment
China Mobile has selected Gemalto's FullMultimedia SIM cards for the first large-scale multimedia SIM commercial deployment in Asia, covering five provinces in China.
2006-06-21 SIM card connector features 'lowest' profile
Measuring 1.55mm high when mounted, SMK Electronics said its SIM card connector offers the industry's lowest profile for mobile phone designs
2007-01-30 SIM card connector claims lowest profile
SMK's new SIM card connector for GSM mobile phones extends only 1.55mm above the PWB surface when mounted, said to be the lowest in the industry
2013-02-19 Contactless smart cards to gain broader market
ABI Research forecasts that dual interface and pure contactless smart cards will comprise 16 per cent of the total smart card shipments, set to climb by 30 per cent in 2018
2009-05-06 Connector loads SIM, microSD cards
Alps Electric Europe GmbH has introduced the new SCHG series of combine type connectors with a two-slot, double-deck structure that enables the separate insertion of an 8-pin SIM card and a microSD card
2011-04-29 Comprion launches new file tree editing tools for Smart Cards
Comprion introduces two new software applications for viewing and editing data fields stored on Smart Cards
2007-05-01 CC-certified smart cards suit security apps
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd announced two chips designed for combination (contact and non-contact) smart cards, in 72Kbyte and 144Kbyte capacities with embedded EEPROM, that have been given Common Criteria certification and an Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+ rating
2007-11-16 ARM SecurCore processor roll for smart cards
ARM has announced the availability of the ARM SecurCore SC300 processor that is designed specifically for contactless and USB smart cards and embedded security applications
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